The ban came into force after the European Commission explained that the entry of cars from Russia can be regarded as their import, writes Forbes with reference to the Estonian edition of Err.
When the owner of such a car arrives at the border, he will be offered to continue his journey without a vehicle or to return back.
Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsakhkna noted that such an innovation works within the interests of the country, its sanctions policy and positions. He said that on September 14 he plans to discuss what to do with the cars that are already in the country.
Latvia and Lithuania have previously imposed similar sanctions.
At the same time, the Russians' cars have already been confiscated) on the border with Germany. The first such cases were registered back in May 2023. In July, the Central Information Service of the Main Directorate of Customs of the Federal Republic of Germany made a statement that cars with Russian license plates could be seized in connection with the sanctions policy.
The Russian Embassy recommended not to use cars with Russian license plates to enter the country until the situation is clarified. Arguments that cars are private property and enter the country temporarily and not for sale remain ignored. At the same time, there is a risk of criminal prosecution in case of violation of the ban.